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Thanks for the memories  July 26, 2012

Monopoly rises from the grave with Walking Dead edition

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

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How do you make an 80-year-old board game more exciting? By filling it with slavering zombies, duh.

We can't even remember the last time we (or anyone we know) sat down for a rousing game of Monopoly. Could our interest be brought back from the dead...?

Hasbro has been certainly trying, with various themed editions of the game over the last decade or two. The latest ties in to one of the most popular shows on TV: AMC's The Walking Dead, based on the comic by Robert Kirkman. It's basically the same Monopoly, more or less, featuring art by Kirkman and zombie-themed chance cards — and, of course, locations from the series.

Instead of buying houses and hotels to make your property more valuable, though, you buy walls and guard towers to fortify it against attack.

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The player pieces are themed for items in the comic: Michonne's katana (dibs!); Rick's hat; Negan's barbed-wire-wrapped baseball bat, Lucille; Dale's 1973 D-27C Winnebago Chieftain RV; a telephone; and a bucket of limbs.

The game can be picked up for US$39.99 from ThinkGeek and US$35.99 from Amazon. Might be just the Christmas gift for the Monopoly-loving zombie fan in your life.



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